Saturday, December 29, 2012

25 Principles For Leadership That Matters
By Albert Mohler

OVERVIEW: Let me warn you. The goal of this book is to change the way you think about leadership. Dr. Mohler reveals 25 principles to crystallize your convictions, revolutionizing your thinking, your decision making, your communication, and ultimately those you lead. At the age of thirty-three Dr. Albert Mohler became the youngest president in the 153-year history of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He was the driving force behind the school's transformation into a thriving institution with an international reputation characterized by a passionate conviction for truth. In the process he became one of the most important and prominent Christian voices in contemporary culture.

AUTHOR: DR. R. ALBERT MOHLER JR. is president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, the Southern Baptist Convention's flagship school, as well as a radio personality, blogger, and sought-after commentator. Hailed by Time magazine as "the reigning intellectual of the evangelical movement in the U.S," Dr. Mohler has been quoted in the New York times, the Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. He has also appeared on such national news programs as Larry King Live, NBC's Today Show, Dateline NBC, Good Morning America, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, and The O'Reilly Factor.

MY REVIEW: I agree with Jim Daly, President―Focus on the Family who said, "Dr. Albert Mohler has written a book that shakes us up and challenges our thinking. The Conviction to Lead is poised to become one of the all-time classic works on Christian leadership." I'm not sure it will become a classic but I agree strongly that it is a book that shakes us up and challenges our thinking. That alone makes it an excellent and needed book.

Fred Barnes, Executive Editor―The Weekly Standard writes that this is a powerful book and gracefully written. Gracefully written? I had never thought of describing writing that way before. But he's right. This is a well written, powerful book that is easy to read and understand. I like the word grace. I think "gracefully written" is a good way to describe Dr. Mohler's writing.

Don't miss the word CONVICTION in the book's title. One of the best things Dr. Mohler says is: "Until conviction is transformed into action, it makes no difference in the world." If you are in a position of leadership―read this book.

(I received this book from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group in exchange for a fair and honest review.)